Equipment

ClubTest 2014: Ping Scottsdale TR Senita B Putter

Photo: Michael Chini

Ping Scottsdale TR Senita B Putter

Ping Scottsdale TR Senita B
Category: High-MOI Mallet Putters
Price: $200
WE TESTED:
38” shaft length
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: A 50-gram weight in the grip serves to counterbalance the 400-gram head for a belly-putter-like feel.

PROS
DISTANCE CONTROL:
Exceptionally forgiving; redeems poor strokes and gives you sweet-spot results from off-center strikes; after adjusting to the counterbalance, most guys dial it in well.
FEEL: Top-notch; heavy head with back-weighted design practically swings itself, actively improving suspect strokes; crisp, consistent and Barry White smooth through the ball; grooved aluminum face replicates the crisp sound and sensation of an old-school Ping putter; midsize grip molds to your hands.
LOOK: A beefed-up mod on Ping’s (now midsize) Craz-E—large but not off-putting; almost a gothic look, with a lot of angles, curves, and a long sight line that flow together toward the face; easy to aim on short to mid-range putts.

CONS
Counterbalance requires an adjustment period, and to a few guys it’s a radical change; testers who rely on their hands can struggle, especially on longer putts; overall heft presents distancecontrol problems for one or two testers.

BOTTOM LINE: Meet this year’s high-MOI mallet champ. The Scottsdale TR Senita B is a fluid, well-executed design that, after a little introduction, works beautifully for any stroke.

RELATED LINKS
BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Ping Scottsdale TR Senita B Putter
CLUBTEST INDEX: List of past ClubTest Putter reviews

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